What is angiology and vascular surgery?
Vithas centres specialise in implementing different techniques and therapies for diagnosing and monitoring diseases of the arterial, venous and lymphatic circulatory systems.
The main aim of our Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service is to prevent possible heart attacks and embolisms caused by vascular problems.
Our team of practitioners has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgeries and complementary treatments for optimal results.
- Direct arterial limb surgery
- Varicose veins surgery
- Aneurysm surgery and carotid surgery
Which patients is it for?
Venous pathology, the most prevalent, can occur at any age.
Venous insufficiency may be caused by varicose veins, which can be treated surgically depending on the case, post-thrombotic sequelae (compression therapy), excess weight, etc.
Arterial pathology, mainly arteriosclerosis (degenerative pathology), appears more commonly from the age of 40, becoming more frequent as age increases.
Risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and smoking accelerate this process.
Main conditions and diseases
- Varicose veins in lower limbs
- Arteriosclerosis of the lower limbs Intermittent claudication
- Carotid stenosis
- Aortic aneurysms
Main diagnostic resources and technology
- Arterial Doppler
- Arterial and venous Doppler ultrasound
- CT angiography
- Endovascular treatment (angioplasty, stent)
- Varicose veins surgery
- Aortic endoprosthesis and surgical treatment for aortic aneurysms
Our goal is to prevent possible heart attacks and embolisms caused by vascular problems.
We continuously monitor patients’ progress and extend treatments with periodic check-ups to monitor vascular risk factors and prevent disease progression.
This medical-surgical speciality dedicated to the study, prevention, clinical and instrumental diagnosis and treatment of vascular pathology has highly qualified professionals.
What is vascular surgery?
Depending on your case, surgery will address a specific problem. Usually this is an obstruction in the artery. In this case, we’ll open a new path for the blood to circulate without difficulty. This procedure can be done using a segment of one of your veins, or if that’s not possible, using a graft.
What should I know before the surgery?
You should know that we will use general or regional anaesthesia, that the intervention can take up to three hours depending on the complexity of the operation, and that we usually recommend staying in the centre for at least one night.
What symptoms indicate I may have a circulatory problem?
Some episodes such as aneurysms or carotid stenosis can be asymptomatic.
That is why prevention is essential. A complete vascular check-up allows us to diagnose and treat them in time.
What can a vascular check-up detect?
An examination allows us to diagnose almost all major vascular lesions. Prevention is key.